Google Assistant is now way better for bilingual homes

Google Home Max is now available in the UK... for a high price

Google Home Max is now available in the UK... for a high price

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai talks about Google Assistant in San Francisco in 2016.

To start, Google has added bilingual language pairing for English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Ask Google Assistant for a sports score via a Google Home smart speaker or an Android phone, and you'll get an answer and see extra info via an overlay on your TV.

Now....if you've been waiting for routines on Google Assistant, it's finally coming.

The company first mentioned it was working on this feature in February, but there hadn't been an update on it for months.

The ever evolving Google Assistant is picking up some new tricks today, with Google announcing that the Assistant is getting two new features: multi-lingual support and routines! It's estimated roughly 20 percent of Americans speak a language other than English in their households, according to the latest census figures. "We hope multilingual will encourage more use of the Assistant in bilingual homes, thus helping us continue to improve our training models", Google said in a statement to The Washington Post.

I'm looking forward to seeing how well Google Assistant makes use of your TV.

In speaking with a Google representative, we were able to confirm that all six supported languages will be available globally.

As Google Assistant competes against voice-enabled assistants from Amazon, Apple and Microsoft, the Mountain View company has pushed to expand sales of the Google Home smart speaker while partnering with device makers that can integrate Assistant into their products. Heading into Google Assistant or Home apps, then More Settings Preferences, should provide choices over language.

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